Just a quick note to let everyone know that I am at Innominate Eastercon 2017 this weekend. I don't have any panels this year (I was late sending in the form!) but you'll be able to find me in the bar for most of the weekend. Feel free to come up and say hello!
Wednesday 12th April 2017 Today was a complete waste of a day. It started well. Given the phone call I had with my boss yesterday evening I never got time to write. It’s rare I do any extracurricular work but with a few things going on I thought it would probably be best to make [...]
Tuesday 11th April 2017 One of the big life aims of most writers is to one day earn enough from your writing that you could do it full-time. For most writers it’s the impossible dream. Even if you are able to get a book deal that pays you an advance, to earn one that actually [...]
Monday 10th April 2017 Today I learnt that I’ve already won. Now let me start by saying that we need to be clear about the definition of winning. For you, that might be interpreted as writing a bestseller or an award-winning book, but for me it’s subtly different. Winning is about ensuring that I’ve done [...]
Sunday 9th April 2017 One thing has been on my mind all throughout a very busy day today. Plotting out these next two chapters last night, I had a problem where I need a secondary character to not be in the scenes. That sounds simple, right? Just omit him, or say he’s doing something. Trouble [...]
Saturday 8th April 2017 Today has seen some glorious weather. We’re finally into the season where you can go out in just a T-Shirt and not feel cold. It’s a sign that summer is well on its way. And how do I know this? Was it because I spent all day in the sunshine? Or was [...]
February is always tough for me. I’m not entirely sure why. Maybe it takes me a month to get my plans for the year into action. Last year February saw me struggle with rewrites and decide to get my health in order. It signalled the start of a very tough year. This year, February once [...]
Friday 7th April 2017 The issues with the day job that I talked about yesterday put me in a strange mood today. As a result I got very little day job work done. It also had the knock-on effect on my writing as well. I had a big Amazon delivery arrive today. I got a [...]
It's taken me almost a year to finally get together but in the last week I've finally finished the video compiled from the videos shot on my 2016 Storm Chasing adventures. Checkout The Chase below, and be sure to comment on what you think of it!
Thursday 6th April 2017 The day job has been a bit annoying today. Every so often they do something that really stresses me out. Part of the problem is that their HR is pretty poor and the way they handle things is terrible. I’m trying to be a good employee whilst also going full-in on [...]